Artist: Junior Toots
Album: Reggae Got Soul
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Artist Name Junior Toots
Album Reggae Got Soul
Style of Music Reggae
Hometown Los Angeles, CA, USA
With a combination of Reggae, Roots, R&B and Reggaeton, the messages of life experiences will uplift, inspire & make anybody wanna dance!
Influences Toots & the Maytals, Bob Marley
Sounds Like Burning Spear, ,
Junior Toots, Crown of Fire, is a uniquely talented recording artist and performer whose passion for reggae is evident in his moving live performances & recordings that inspire all.

Born and raised in Jamaica & the US, he has a genuine commitment to socially conscious lyrics and a determination to express himself sincerely from within. This passion can be felt through his deeply soulful vocal style that is reminiscent of his father, renowned reggae artist Toots Hibbert, of the Toots and the Maytals.

With a mixture of R&B, Reggae, Roots, & Reggaeton, Junior Toots reaches out to all supporters of conscious music with a message to unite & uplift. Beyond the sound of his voice, you can feel the positive vibrations that he shares from his heart & soul.

Committed to taking his career to the next level, Junior Toots is working hard to make his music available to as many listeners as possible.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ARTIST: Junior Toots
TITLE: Reggae Got Soul
LABEL: Crown of Fire Records
GENRE: Reggae
CONTACT: Amanda Amid
(707) 234-7307

JUNIOR TOOTS RELEASES NEXT GENERATION REGGAE CD “REGGAE GOT SOUL”

Next generation reggae artist Junior Toots releases his innovative CD “Reggae Got Soul” available for purchase on the band's site www.JuniorToots.com and www.amazon.com, www.cdbaby.com. This 2010 release on Crown of Fire Records is Junior Toots' third album continuing the reggae dynasty that extends to his father Toots Hibbert from the reggae legends Toots and the Maytals.

Junior Toots not only extends the legacy of reggae innovation, but his music is much more true to Rastafari and has an updated political relevancy for the 21st century. Yes, this album has some of the most interesting sonic combinations of music, mixing traditional horn arrangements and rhythms with a more modern twist. Junior Toots is not afraid to try unusual sounds, vocals, and instrumentations to communicate the message of love and peace in his music. The free use of samples, vocal effects, drum machines, loops and techno-inspired beats makes radical use of the reggae sound in the best traditions of Lee “Scratch” Perry and Bill Laswell's sonic dub. This is not the reggae you may be used to listening too, but it is with a sound more DJ-like electronic quality that is a familiar yet unique sonic journey. Several of the tracks also feature the Reggaeton sound which is a combination of reggae, hip hop and latin styles popular in many Carribean dance halls.

On the track “Herbsman,” Junior Toots sings “Officer, officer/ why don't you ease off the pressure... herbsman, herbsman/you better give up your connection/ herbsman, herbsman/ there will be no negotiation...” This is just a sample of his more politically inspired songs in the spirit of Burning Spear, Third World and Bob Marley. The title track to “Reggae Got Soul” is a not-so-faithful cover of the original Toots and the Maytal's tune with a new twist on its sonic boundaries. You may know the lyrics and the song, but you have never heard it this way before, when you find yourself singing along.

With an inspired live show, you don't want to miss Junior Toots' next performance in support of his latest release “Reggae Got Soul” on the Crown of Fire label. Check out Junior Toots' website for the latest tour information, downloads and other fan items at www.JuniorToots.com or at his MySpace page.

For management and booking contact Amanda Amid at Royal Management at (707) 234-7307 or email management@juniortoots.com.